Steep Point - WA



DEG: -26.14452 113.159737
DMS: 26º 08' 40.27" S 113º 09' 35.05" E
UTM: 49 J 7106518mN 715908mE
Altitude: 33.07m
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Place Type

Geography - Cape,Headland,Point


695.33kms NorthWest of Perth

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Carrarang WA
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Steep Point is the most westerly point of the Australian mainland. Vehicle access is by 4WD only. Soft roaders and low clearance 4WD may have difficulty in crossing soft and steep sand dunes. There are only a couple of steep and deep and soft sections with the most important task being to lower tyre pressure to less than 20 psi. High range is all you need. The corrugations are shocking for most of the last 40km from the False Entrance junction. But it's worth every jolt!!

On the western side of the Steep Point area are the Zuytdorp Cliffs (pronounced Zurtoff), which are up to 170 metres high. The Indian Ocean smashing against these cliffs provides sightseers with fantastic photography opportunities at almost every turn.

On the eastern side or Shark Bay side are numerous sandy beaches, where one can see fish swimming in the shallows or rock pools.

From a fishing point of view Steep Point itself, is arguably the best rock fishing platform in Australia, with the main catch being mackerel and snapper.

Although known to most as Steep Point, the point itself is located at the western tip of the peninsula. The official name for the area is Edel Land .

The Steep Point area is now managed by the Department of Environment and Conservation. You will need to complete a camping permit request form to book campsites before entering the area.
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Closest Weather Station

Denham at 15/09:00am WST
Distance from Steep Point 44.38km NE
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Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Steep Point 44.38km NE
Mean Max. °C30.631.831.128.525.822.921.722.423.825.527.729.1
Mean Min. °C22.022.822.019.716.513.912.713.214.816.518.620.5
Mean Rain mm7.715.314.214.037.454.840.

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